EDT1303 (week 6) 16/10/15

Hello folks!

Actually, there’s nothing much to talk about this week’s class except that one technology which was introduced to us by Mr. Shukri. It’s called Swivl

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Image 6.1 Swivl and its marker

He walked into class with this “thing” in one hand and a tripod on his other hand. While he was setting up the device, all the students (including me) were staring at him and were wondering what that “thing” was. Mr. Shukri didn’t keep us blank for long. He explained us what the function of this so called Swivl is.

~> Swivl is a robotic platform which can be used for recording presentations or class lectures. Users can connect a smartphone or tablet, or a DSLR camera, and use the free Swivl app to record video of the presentation…

Basically, all you need to do is connect your device to Swivl and press the “record” button on the marker whenever you’re ready.  As a presenter, you don’t have to worry about not being in the center of the camera. You can freely move around rather than standing at one place. Because Swivl will track you both horizontally and vertically as long as you have the marker with you. You can either hold it in your hand or wear it around your neck. There’s no need to worry about your audio too. Even if you’re far away from the camera, your voice will be still clear in the end result. Because the marker will be recording your voice while the camera is recording you.

That’s exactly what we used the Swivl for in our previous class. Mr. Shukri connected his iPad mini device to Swivl. He then handed the marker to one of the members of the first group that was going to present. 5 groups out of 8 had the time to present last week. PowerPoint presentation of each group was recorded onto his device. Later he will share the videos with all of us, I think. The other 3 groups will be presenting this week.

That’s all for today 🙂

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